Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays 9/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Josh James vs. Sam Gaviglio
The Houston Astros visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Josh James for the Astros and Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -175 and Toronto at +150. The Astros have a 69-77-9 over/under record and a 80-75-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 70-86-0 against the run line and have a 80-69-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 69-77-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 80-75-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 80-69-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-86-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/23/18 SS Carlos Correa Back is "?" Monday vs Toronto Blue Jays
09/23/18 P Charlie Morton Shoulder left game is "?" next start scheduled start
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/23/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister is out indefinitely
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 98-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh James has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.81 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 557 hitters and walked 129 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,117 base hits and 487 earned runs. They have allowed 147 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,628. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team Houston is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 149 hits this season in 518 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 109. Alex Bregman is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 166 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 576 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .535. The Astros have 1,341 hits, including 273 doubles and 196 home runs. Houston has walked 546 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,146 times as a unit. They have left 1,007 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 776 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 71-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.18, Sam Gaviglio has a 3-8 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 113 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 128 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 581 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 576 batters and walked 214 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,421 base knocks and 744 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 530 hitters and struck out 1,257 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .354. He has 121 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 496 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 125. Kevin Pillar is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .279. He has collected 124 hits in 498 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,290 base hits, including 310 doubles and 209 homers. Toronto has walked 479 times this year and they have struck out on 1,327 occasions. They have had 999 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 688 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -175
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